“Woman Behold Your Son” the Third Saying

A Little behind, Got caught up with Work –

The Third Word:
“Dear woman, here is your son.”
(John 19:26)

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.”  John 19-25-26

From the Cross, Jesus was Alone. Suddenly, he notices his Mother, and his Beloved Disciple, John – They are the only ones who bother to show up. Not Peter.. Not Luke..  no one else except his mother, and John, who its held would have been barely past his teens. Often he is depicted as a youth.. the only apostle without a beard to denote as such.

Jesus sees the care he is giving. He loved his mother dearly. He also as both a teacher and friend, loved John Very Deeply. Pulling himself Up he says

“Woman, Behold Your Son!”  “Behold Your Mother!”

Once again.. even in dying.. Jesus is a man of Change. There is more then just an attempt to take care of his mother after he is gone. This applies to all of us. At that moment,  Mary realized she was mother to us all… and we are all Sons, through our Relationship to Jesus, to Mary, Mother Of God, Theo Tokos.

Once again, Complete motivation through love. He could have used that breath simply for himself, but he uses it for us

 

Jesus, You loved your Mother and Disciple John the most. Help us to share that same love for you. Thank you for Giving us your Mother, who loves us as she loved you.

 

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